Christmas has arrived - Yippeeeeeeee!

Here they are, the pictures of our Christmas Home - I'll talk you through them as we go...we have moved furniture and everything...! It was difficult to take the pictures though, as the lights weren't too good....and when It was time for me to take them, it was always approaching dusk....but here goes...

This is the top of our main Christmas tree......do you spot something a little different here!

Above, this picture is by the front door....Red teddy is guarding the Vintage Christmas balls!
This is a picture at the top of our first level of stairs - I decorated this tree....(must put some more on the bottom!) The picture is a bit dark - but it is soo lovely and really gets you in the mood....for the front room!...Look at the vintage christmas stocking behind it that fred bought on ebay.
This is our Main Christmas tree, Yes girls it upside down, we bought it in Germany 2 years ago, but they have only just arrived in England this year (John Lewis)....its great if you don't have alot of space, but you have to have balls on string hanging down otherwise it just doesn't work!
....And heres my favourite hook rack - pimped up a little!.....Lexicon cards always come in handy you know. It pays to have a couple of sets, so you can actually display a few words.
Look at Santa....another Ebay purchase.

We moved the table over to the other side and it works really well so much more light over there....and you can't have too many candy canes at Christmas can you.

Yes we are very organised this year, we have bought nearly all of our christmas presents and have already wrapped them up! thats always my job....and I have gone a bit to town with the ribbon!

I love this area...its just above the TV actually, we used to have a TV in a cupboard, it was lovely as you can just shut the door and pretend you havn't got one, but it was so small and as both our eyes are deteriorating we had to get a larger one, but we have decorated around it....what we need to do is make a large cover for it....I'll have to ask Yvonne at Yvestown as she recently sent us some material for freds quilt and also a lovely sewing machine cover - thankyou Yvonne :).

This is as you look through into the dining room from the living room.....

More lexicon cards.....remember to pick them up through the summer bootfairs!

This is a picture of the Kitchen, Fred has put a lovely little hall table at the end under the window and it works really well for us.....

I had better end here, don't want to bore you all - hope you like this insight into the family christmas home, fred has put up most of the decorations, as I have been busy (see previous post!) I think he has done a really good job - well done freddy!

Luv Happy xx

Hello - Yes I am still Alive!!!!!....well Just!

Hi girls - so sorry to of not posted for a while - it has been very hectic here in the 'Harris' household as you will of seen by Fred's posts we had Darryl's birthday and it was the preparation for that and me trying to do everything else that had sort of worn me out completely.

Actually I had decided to 'give up' this blog, because I have so many other things to do!....and had been taking on many more tasks....since we shut our shop last November, Fred and I had never been in a routine.....but now finally, I think we are, so now I can find the time to carry on with this blog, which actually brings me so much joy and accomplishment.



When I was trying to do everything myself, I was doing each task not very well - through the summer I neglected my Ebay shop totally - but I must admit, we did have some great times going camping and all that fun stuff, I do not regret any of that....as those kind of memories last forever don't they!......but a few things have had to be laid to rest, like the 'Happylovesrosie' website.....that is going to have to be closed for a while, perhaps until the new year, or beyond, but I will keep you all posted...actually it never really got off the ground, sorry folks, again I have too many good ideas for my own good!.....and the Etsy store never got off the ground either, did it! ah well - now I have finally decided I havn't got any time to do those things, let alone well (you know I am a perfectionist)....and coming to those decisions, I find I don't get so many headaches!

Fred is now house husband, (thats him above, he even does the shopping!) he brings me tea and coffee all day long, he makes breakfast, lunch and Dinner and cleans the house (although I do have to help him with that a little, as he has got bad arthritus and plus a man can't clean like a woman can clean! if you know what I mean! ;) x) - all while I am in the basement working!....The other day when I went upstairs to the kitchen, I caught him with a pinny on, singing away, cooking our tea....yes girls, our lives are working out very well now....I must admit the business woman in me thought for a second - perhaps I could rent him out! LOL!

..And I though I would leave you with a picture of my chair - yes girls I have been living in this now for around 6 weeks, working away, occassionally getting up to take pictures and alas to say that my bottom is taking the shape of it!.....Diet starts January!



...and how can I forget Christmas....that will be my next post - I am taking timeout of my schedule to take the pictures of our decorations - we have been putting them up for about two weeks now - so it has evolved. Fred has put most of them up - being that his job now as house husband, but I have insisted on doing some of them and of course we have bought them together.......next week we are going away for my birthday to Cologne and the Christmas markets, so we will either post before then or after when we come back, as you never know we could even buy some more decorations!!! Heres a preview - speak to you all soon - luv happy xx